11 Mar 2012
Hole of Horcum to Levisham, a 3 hour circular walk
Today it was a beautiful Spring morning with blue sky and little wind. We parked a mile beyond Lockton on the road to Whitby on a car park on the right just before you tip over a steep bank and down to Saltersgate and Fylingdales.early warning station on Fylingdales Moor. Saltersgate Inn which sadly got only a short way into its renovation before it came to a halt. There was a fire that never was allowed to go out, something to do with an excise man buried beneath. The road to Whitby was often impassable for months at a time yet it was an important sea port with a safe harbour in a storm. With whaling in decline it was hoped that the quantity of goods imported made it worth while pushing a railroad across the moors and so the Pickering to Whitby Railway was built by George Stephenson - one of the earliest in the world. Your car should await you at the car park up the hill, you will recognise the short walk from here along the lip of the Hole of Horcum.